Friday, January 3, 2014
Phil Everly, R.I.P.
I don't usually do the obituary. I didn't do one for Levon Helm and heard it from some readers. I didn't do it for Lou Reed and heard it from one reader a number of times. I was a fan of Levon Helm. I appreciated Lou Reed. But the Everly Brothers...well...we go back.
I'm still not comfortable with this, the words of tribute, but this loss is huge, not just for me and what Phil and Don meant personally, but to the world of music.
From their earliest recordings...one of the first records I owned... to their most recent, it was all incredible. Quality and class. Influential. Impeccable harmony, at least in song.